SCBA is a group of autonomous (self-governing) congregations, cooperating together as Southern Baptist Churches here in South Central Pennsylvania. Our 19 churches and 19 pastors serve Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland and Schuykill counties.  On any given weekend you will find us meeting in traditional buildings, store fronts, and in a variety of locations. You will hear a variety of languages and experience every style of worship.

Our purpose is to help strengthen churches, assist in starting new churches and cooperate with others to grow the Kingdom of God.  

Our vision is to...

Equip churches to fulfill their God-given purpose,

Engage churches in starting healthy church plants,

Encourage churches through regular times of fellowship, and

Enable churches to cooperate in missions and ministry throughout the world.

If we can assist you in anyway please contact me.  Thanks for visiting!

Contact Us

Phone 717-208-0056


  • God is blessing us!

    Greetings, Pastors, Leaders and friends:

    Happy Blessed New Year! God is almighty!

    South Central Baptist Association is located in the South Central Area in Pennsylvania. We have 19 congregations affiliated to us with the commitment to fulfil the Great Commission. We are mission minded churches.

    Praise the Lord for each of you who take care of our congregations. Most of us are meeting in person, and several people have received the Lord as Savior, even during the pandemic. Several of our churches have people ready to be baptized. Some churches even have overfunded their budget. Is not God amazing!

    I am incredibly grateful to the Lord because He has allowed me to visit each of our churches in our Association except for two. I have met in person with each pastor in our association. I feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in each one of our churches.

    Even in challenging times, God is in control. Two pastors lost their jobs, but they are in their retirement age, then they decided to take retirement.

    We are grateful to the Lord for the generous offerings that our churches have sent to the association.

    During the pandemic, my heart has been for our churches to survive and even thrive. Many of our small churches continue meeting in person and are committed to ministering in their communities.

    There are many reasons why we are so grateful to our Lord, I am sure that you have many stories about God’s intervention.

    I am very excited about how God is going to strengthen our churches and use in a powerful way our pastors, leaders and each member in our congregations.

    You can continue supporting our ministry sending your OFFERINGS TO OUR ASSOCIATION AT: SCBA 532 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545.



    The Peruvian pastors and their families are in big needs because the pandemic and the restriccions. You can help our Mission Trip through your prayers and sending offerings to South Central Baptist Association, please write in the memo: Peru Mission Trip. SCBA 532 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

    Thanks again for connecting with our association. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to communicate with me sending me a private message in this page.

    Thank you again!

    Your partner in missions

    Alberto Hernandez


    We are working to accomplish the Great Commission.

    Estamos trabajando para cumplir la Gran Comisión.

    New people are receiving Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  We have people waiting to be baptized.  Praise the Lord!

    Nuevas personas están recibiendo a Jesús como su Señor y Salvador. Tenemos personas esperando ser bautizadas.  ¡Gloria a Dios!

    Please pray for us

    Por favor oren por nosotros.

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  June 2021  
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